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Video: How Lansing welcomes veterans home from Honor Flight


LANSING, Ill. (April 19, 2024) – In 2017 Lansing began a new tradition — welcoming local veterans home after their day with Honor Flight Chicago. It’s a way to put a local cap on a national experience and let our service members know their hometown honors and appreciates them too.

The 2024 season of Honor Flight Chicago began on April 10, and seven local veterans were on that flight, an unusually high number. The Lansing Journal took advantage of the opportunity to shoot some video to give the broader community a sense of what’s involved in a Lansing welcome home:

Lansing Journal subscribers are the first to be notified when an Honor Flight welcome is planned for Lansing veterans:

Veterans who are interested in applying for Honor Flight can learn more at the Honor Flight Chicago website:


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.


  1. Great job Lansing Journal.
    If I can be of any help in getting applications for Honor Flight Chicago please email me at [email protected]. There are applications at the Lansing American Legion, Lansing Public Library, and at the Lansing Municipal Center or you may apply on line at

    Thank you for Your Service and WELCOME HOME!
    Trustee Maureen Grady-Perovich

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